ECPP - conference tours
day tours 24 june
Departure from: TBA
Departure time: 08:30. NOTE! Pick up starts at 08:00
Duration: 7 hours
Included: Lobster soup, Free wifi, bus & guidance
Price: ISK 14.900
Iceland has endless things to do. Wherever you go in Iceland, you will never see the same things. This Reykjanes Peninsula tour with Icelandic lobster-/lamb meat-/vegetable soup gives you a real taste of what Iceland has to offer. Explore out country’s volcanic landscape with endless fields of lava & hot springs. Learn all about the history & culture of the youngest part of Iceland. Although it is the youngest, it keeps one of the most history of our country.
Your guide will pick you up from your hotel or its closest bus stop. See where bus stops are located at www.busstop.is. Heading on this heavy & dramatic part of Iceland, you might hear a story or two about elves, ghosts and hidden people.
Your first stop is the oldest village in the Reykjanes Peninsula. This place has so much history!
House ruins of the first settler of Iceland, a black church, and an anchor from the biggest ship at that time in the North Atlantic Ocean, which ran aground there with no one on board.
Drive from the North American part of Iceland over to the European part. Walk between the two continents, or even stand in between them while taking a picture of yourself holding the bridge. Visit the old female ghost called Gunna at the hot spring Gunnuhver. These hot springs are a mix of Sulphur, oxidized lava, and blue water.
Right next to Gunnuhver are the most amazing cliffs called Reykjanes Cliffs. They are a part of the biggest ridge on planet earth – marveling over the ocean while the waves break at the cliffs and take you to the present completely.
A stop will be made in the Grindavik fishing village for lunch. There you can choose between a delicious Icelandic lobster-, lamb meat- or vegetable soup, while enjoying the beautiful harbor view.
Make a stop by the Blue Lagoon to see what all the fuss is about. Walk in the latest erupting lava fields on the Reykjanes Peninsula, in a surreal environment with ice blue water running past you.
The last stop we make before heading back to Reykjavik is the geothermal area in Krysuvik. This place is in the middle of an active volcano with a big lake at the bottom of it.
afternoon tours 27 june
Departure from: Harpa Conference Centre
Departure time: 13:30. NOTE! Pick up starts at 13:15
Duration: 7 – 8 hours (the hike is approx. 3 hours)
Included: Free wifi, pick up & drop off, guidance, entrance fee, meal & beer at Kopar restaurant
Price: ISK 17.500
What to bring: Good shoes, waterproof jacket, extra socks, swim wear and a towel
Swimming and refreshments at Restaurant Kopar in Reykjavik harbour.
Glymur is Iceland´s second highest waterfall, and with its height of almost 200 meters, it has an amazing and spectacular sight. Since 1998, when the underwater traffic tunnel in Hvalfjörður (Whale fjord) opened, Glymur has become an even more secluded location. Most tourists and natives do not drive past it as the modern human has places to go and places to be, and today, the stunning sight of Glymur and its surroundings is a well-kept secret.
The hike up to this beautiful waterfall is breath taking. You walk through a cave, cross a river walking over a tree log, and hike up a steep trail next to the big ravine Glymsgil, which Iceland’s second highest waterfall streams into. Glymsgil formed after the big ice age, with water running from the glaciers lying on top of the mountains surrounding Glymur.
When on top, you cross the river barefooted and enjoy packed lunch with the great view of Iceland’s untouched nature.
After the hike, you soak in one of Iceland´s geothermal pool. We have used our hot springs to build bathing facilities so we can enjoy our geothermal water.
End the tour by Reykjavik old harbour at its finest restaurant for a meal and beer tasting. Wine can be for those who do not want beer.